Pakistan was founded on 14 August 1947 after winning its freedom from Great Britain, most of the prominent leaders of Pakistan movement studied in Great Britain and choose the parliamentary system of government for the newly born state of Pakistan.
Unfortunately the Pakistani leaders failed to establish the parliamentary system at a grass root level and not efforts were made to abolish the feudal lords and the bureaucracy did not distribute the powers to district levels. Three military coups also did not help to improve the political conditions of the country.
All the above reasons have resulted in an extremely corrupt political system where financial corruption is not only rampant there is also no accountability.
Here is the list of top ten most hated politicians in Pakistan.
The current president of Awami National Party (ANP), Asfandyar Wali was born on February 19, 1949 in Shahi Bagh, Charsadda, Pakistan. He is the self-proclaimed torch bearer of Pashtun nationalism in Pakistan. His party succeeded in making the government in KPK in 2008 but his performance earned him great criticism.
His party’s tenure was notorious for financial corruption and nepotism, the popularity of his party was so tarnished that it almost got wiped out completely in the next elections. Outside of KPK Asfandyar Wali is strongly criticised for his objection of the construction of Kalabagh Dam, a project which is vital for Pakistan’s water and power shortages.
Rehman Malik is the former interior minister of Pakistan and belongs to the Pakistan Peoples Party. He started his career as a special agent for the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) and joined PPP after his removal from the organisation. He was also the chief of security for former prime minister and former president of PPP, Benazir Bhutto.
First of all people hate him because he is considered responsible for the murder of Benazir Bhutto as he was her chief of security and did an extremely poor job of it. Then after the elections of 2008 he became the interior minister, at a time when the country was facing terrorist attacks every day he did nothing except giving press conferences. He spent national resources like a king, he used to send a helicopter from Islamabad to Karachi just to bring him fresh haleem.
Hanif Abbasi is a businessman and member Pakistan Muslim League (N) and he was also a member of parliament from 2008 to 2013. He was born on January 4, 1966 in Lahore, he later moved to Rawalpindi to start his career as a cricketer. Hanif Abbasi started his political career from the platform of Jamaat-e-Islami and joined the PML-N in 2008.
Besides lacking manners while talking on TV talk shows and several corruption charges, the main reason for being one of the most hated politicians is his Ephedrine case which gave him the nickname “Ephedrine Abbasi”. The Anti-Narcotic Force has filed a case against him in Lahore High Court charging him for misusing almost 500 kilograms of Ephedrine. Do note that Ephedrine is used for making the highly dangerous and addictive drug “crystal meth”.
Rana Sanaullah Khan
Rana Sana Ullah is a lawyer and a politician, he was born in Faisalabad and he started his career by joining the Pakistan Peoples Party in 1990. Like many other politicians of Pakistan Rana Sana Ullah later changed his political loyalties and joined the Pakistan Muslim League-N. In his own city of Faisalabad he is considered as a head of land grabbing mafia, even his own party members have accused him of killing at least two dozen people.
Recently he was involved in the most violent and barbaric act of state violence against Minhaj-ul-Quran, a religious organisation headed by Maulana Tahir-ul-Qadri. The incident known as the Model Town massacre involved the killing of 14 civilians at the hands of police and Rana Sana Ullah was allegedly giving direct orders as he was the law minister of the province.
Parvaiz Ellahi was born in Punjab, Pakistan on November 1, 1945, he is the provincial president of Pakistan Muslim League-Q. He is also a former chief minister of Punjab and has also served as the leader of opposition. Parvaiz Ellahi has the distinction of being the only deputy prime minister of Pakistan, a title bestowed upon him by Asif Ali Zardari.
Parvaiz Ellahi is notorious for his unapologetic support for the dictatorship of former president Pervez Musharraf. Some of his statements like selecting a military general as president for ten times in a row garnered much hate from his fellow politicians as well as the general public. His son also played his role in creating hate towards him by committing corruption, using state resources for personal use and his involvement in scandals like NICL.
Asif Ali Zardari
Although Asif Ali Zardari is the former president of Pakistan and co-president of one of Pakistan’s largest political parties, his initial claim to fame was being the cunning and corrupt husband of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Asif Ali Zardari was born on July 26, 1955 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
At the time when his wife was the prime minister, Asif Ali Zardari became notorious for financial corruption through commissions. He was nicknamed “Mr. Ten Percent” and his personal collection of horses lived a more luxurious life than the vast majority of people in his home province. After Benazir Bhutto’s death he was accused of hijacking the party as well as the legacy of the Bhutto family. Some people think that he is the one behind the assassination of his own wife.
The younger of the Sharif brothers, Shahbaz Sharif is the chief minister of Punjab, Pakistan, a position that he has held multiple times. He was born on September 23, 1951 in a well of business family of Lahore and he is the younger and more flamboyant brother of the prime minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
Despite being the prime minister of Punjab for eight consecutive years his performance is anything but satisfactory. Before elections he made several promises and failed to fulfill all of them, the most famous promise being the end of load shedding. He is also notorious for using educational and medical funds for the completion of his projects like the metro bus service and now the orange line train project. Many believe the steel and iron used in these projects come from his family mill Ittefaq Foundry.
Altaf Hussain is the self-proclaimed leader of the muhajir (immigrant) community and urdu speaking community of Pakistan especially Karachi. He is the leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and lives in UK, he also has the citizenship of UK. His party is notorious for violent tactics including murder and extortion.
Altaf Hussain is wanted in Pakistan for dozens of murder cases, people of Pakistan hate him because of his anti-Pakistan statements and recently due to the involvement of his party with the Indian intelligence agency RAW. Altaf Hussain is also facing money laundering charges in UK, like most of the Pakistani leaders he represents a population of poor people while himself living a luxurious life in England.
Maulana Fazal Ur Rehman
Maulana Fazal Ur Rehman is the leader of a political party called “Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F”, he is the son of Mufti Mahmood who was a prominent muslim cleric. Nowadays he is a part of the coalition led by Pakistan Muslim League-N, his political stance is towards creating an Islamic political state.
Maulana Fazal Ur Rehman is a cunning politician and ever since he started his political career, he always end up siding with the governing party earning him the reputation of a selfish and opportunistic politician. He is also the head of Kashmir Committee for the last 8 years, despite India’s increasing violence in Kashmir he has never given a statement or done anything about the Kashmir issue. He was also nicknamed “Molvi Diesel” as he unfairly took permits to import and sell diesel.
Sharjeel Inam Memon was born on June 14, 1974 and is a member of parliament representing the Pakistan Peoples Party, he is also the information minister of Sindh government. Sharjeel Memon’s popularity got a severe hit when photos of him drinking and gambling appeared on social media exposing his lavish lifestyle.
Sharjeel Memon is also involved in massive amounts of money laundering and during a recent raid on his house $2 million was recovered in cash. Sharjeel Memon along with important leaders of his party fled the country using different excuses, a video was shared on social media which shows Sharjeel Memon being abused and called a thief on the streets of London by some Pakistani ex-patriot.